Last week we highlighted several of our favorite apps for moms and now we have our picks for kids! We believe a little app-play goes a long way – so save it for the times you need it most (you know when we’re talking about.)

Peekaboo Barn: Children will have fun learning the names and sounds of barn animals as they come out of the barn doors to greet them. Keep it interesting by having them guess the animal not only by sight, but sound too!

Puzzingo: A fun and interactive educational app that will help your child learn letters, animals, numbers and toys. Colorful graphics and an easy-to-use interface will keep your child engaged time and time again.

Press Here: The very popular book by french artist Herve Tulle (also featured in our summer book picks)  is now an app, bringing its interactive elements to your mini-screen. With 15 games to choose from, your child is bound to stay entertained.

Ruckus Reader: An e-reader that gives parents their child’s progress report? Now that’s progressive. The app supports beginners to intermediate readers with an interface that allows the parent to choose the correct setting to suit their children’s reading level. Each digital storybook is unique to Ruckus Reader and includes interactive games to supplement the story. Watch Ruckus Reader on the Today show.